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Standalone SCR file does nothing

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:53 pm
by dicetomato
I've got a large video file (MP4) that runs in full screen on two monitors (stretched). It works when I hit preview in the gPhotoShow Pro Maker but when I save it as a SCR it does nothing when clicked or installed as a Screen Saver. I've also tried packaging it up as an installer first with Inno Setup, same thing. Any idea why it's not working? Is the file too big? It's 2.84 GB.

PS: To get Inno Setup to work I had to enable DiskSpanning in the script. Just FYI.

Needs to be set in the ISS script

Re: Standalone SCR file does nothing

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:08 am
by gpb
The file size limit for standalone screen saver is 4gb but I think I never tried a single file bigger than 2gb, I would try with a file smaller than 2gb
In any case consider that displaying such big video takes time, the screen saver has to extract it to a temporary folder and on normal hdd this could take several minutes, about the same time gPhotoShow takes to create it.
Another thing, on windows 64bit the screen saver must be copied to c:\Windows not to c:\Windows\system32